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What better way to realize universal Love than to love one person, uniquely and singularly, in flesh-and-blood, with utter and complete ego/self-dissolving devotion! Until then, until every aspect of the manufactured self has been mirrored and stripped naked, until one has looked into every nook and cranny to see in plain sight the darkest inclinations and subtlest transgressions… and allowed them to be hugged and dissolved in the embrace of the brightest flames of Self, subsumed by unconditional Love (for everything that dances within, and thereby without!), until one loves oneself and ‘the other’ so wholly that there is only One-Self —Yog(a)— and One movement happening, of Love, radiant as a beacon in service to all… until one has turned inside out from matter to Light, what appears to be “love” is still only emotional affect and attachment, and what appears to be “love of all” or “love of humanity” that so passionately drives one’s endeavors, is still only protective armor, a comfortable hiding place. Divine Love in the uniquely human makes a true yogi — One-in-Union. Even the traditional ascetic’s “singular love of god” doesn’t quite get to it, as the divine human will reflect the demons within that the human god will not! 🙂

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The very definition of a divide is that there are two sides, with a line drawn in between! So, yes, every manifest divide has “both sides,” no matter how grossly one-sided it appears, and how vehemently we resist this understanding.

“But!,” the mind protests, “this ‘other’ person drew the line while I was going innocently and merrily about my life, so why is the onus on me to own the divide?” Well, because, the onus can only and always be in one place — on me! I and I alone am the central locus of this experience and reality! I and I alone am the generator of a point-of-view, from which this creation is painted and constructed! (more…)

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We can either believe that the external conditions are proof (validation and confirmation) of what we always feared and suspected (and so, expected to be true), or we can realize that the external conditions are proof (indication and reflection) of what we always feared and suspected (and so, expected to be true) 🙂 The former is a reactor and the latter is a creator.

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The reactor says, “See, I’m right! This needs to change!” and the creator says, “Oops, and thank you! It’s time to release those fears and suspicions, in Love.”

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If one constantly wants to ask questions, then one isn’t ready or able to truly receive answers! The wanting (to ask and get) obstructs the ability to receive, to allow, to spark inner revelation and realization.

Answers reveal in question-less space.

Curiosity and questions are habitual to the thinking mind. Wonder and receiving / receptivity happen in pure awareness, in wakefulness, in heart centeredness, in Self alignment. In Love.  (more…)

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One can never be off the path as the path is realized every moment of now. It isn’t found or shown by another; it is created as you go along, as uniquely as you! And so, there are infinite paths to Truth.

And yet, there is only One way. The Way (Tao) is a way of being. In alignment. In Self. In Love.

All paths that have ever been “professed” or “taught” are actually only attempting to convey The Way. The original and essential message is invariably a transmission of The Way. (Any true Guru only transmits/awakens The Way.) But because the mind can only comprehend and grasp the path, the measurable, it then gets to ‘learn’ it and practice it and evaluate it and contrast it with ‘another,’ and begin perceiving differences and preferences. (The mind feeds and survives on this activity!) And instead of dissolving the divisive mind, we create more. And so, we collectively have the discordant and dissonant experience of being on different paths or off the path, when all we’ve really done is cut ourselves off from The Way, from the way of being, from Self/Love.

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All pilgrimages, rituals and practices are path-aspects that can set one up for The Way, but they are never The Way!

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This inspired and potent drawing by Leah Pearlman of Dharma Comics reminds me to share more with those who wish to discern between inspired thought that is simply received or arrives in awareness and in turn translates to spontaneous action (non-doing), and projected and recycled thought that the mind generates in reaction / response to perceived external conditions, which then leads to motivated effort in mission-orientation (doing).20507129_1421498784597731_1384810115700941336_o

The former feels like being drawn, like being called, inexplicably, unreasonably and unconditionally. (Unconditionally = unattached to external conditions.) The latter feels like being driven, by a patterned and conditioned response to observed external conditions, in which we perceive a “need” to meet or a “problem” to solve.  (more…)

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The one who understands via dvaita (dualism / relativism), naturally sees two ways of understanding — dvaita (dualism) and a-dvaita (non-dualism). The one who realizes advaita (Oneness / absolute) sees no difference 🙂

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A simple illustration for how the mind can perceive night-and-day, ups-and-downs, here-and-there, light-and-dark, good-and-bad, win-and-loss, villain-and-victim, woman-and-man, me-and-other, birth-and-death… happening in infinite cycles. And yet, how, being aligned in the shunya, in the zero-point heart center, where perspective, mind (and time) dissolve, realization dawns that there’s nothing happening… only I am. The Self. Eternally projected as within and without!

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